The bathroom is one of the most dreaded rooms to clean because of all the scrubbing involved. And even after hours of hard labor, you might still feel like your bathroom looks grimy and that all your work was in vain. However, with the right tools in hand, several aspects of your bathroom cleaning routine will become much easier. Keep reading to get a few inspiring ideas for bathroom cleaning tips to save you time and frustration.
Mildew Free Curtain
A shower curtain can quickly become coated with soap residue and mildew, even if you stretch it out between uses. Instead of replacing your shower curtain every two months, use WD40 to ensure that it is always clean. When sprayed on your shower curtain, this oil-based product repels the water that allows mildew to proliferate. Be sure to spray it on the curtain in a ventilated outdoor area and allow it to dry before hanging and showering again.
One of the seemingly endless bathroom chores is keeping the faucets shiny. If your fixtures are older, they are likely laden with hard water stains, and look like they’ve seen better days. While you might have scrubbed for hours using the most heavy-duty cleaning products you can find, all you really need for this job is a lemon. Just cut a lemon in half and thoroughly rub down all fixtures. The acidic properties of the citrus fruit instantly dissolve water stains. After applying the lemon, simply wipe down with a soft cloth and you have sparkly faucets with a fresh scent.
If your bathroom is not brand new, your tile grout will always look slightly dingy no matter how clean it is. Luckily, there is a simple way to quickly brighten your grout using all natural ingredients. Fill a spray bottle with equal parts warm water and hydrogen peroxide, and two tablespoons of baking soda. Spray directly onto your grout, and let it sit for thirty minutes before rinsing off. The peroxide mixture instantly whitens the grout, and relieves you from serious scrubbing duty.
Banish Sink Stains
Porcelain sinks sometimes get stains that seem impossible to clean. Whether the stain is from hair dye or rusted metal, you can get your sink back to its original color. The miracle of a melamine foam sponge can remove even the toughest stain—it works by gently sanding the stain away and leaving your sink in pristine condition. Melamine foam blocks can be found at any supermarket in the cleaning supply aisle.
If your bathroom is sparkling clean and there is still a musty smell, it may be time to clean out your bathroom exhaust. This is an area of the bathroom that often goes overlooked. Fortunately, it is a simple fix. A can of compressed air is all you need to clear the dust from your exhaust vent. Compressed air dusters can be found at most grocery stores. A finishing spray of white vinegar will neutralize any lingering odors.
If you are sick of spending hours cleaning the bathroom only to feel like it still looks dirty, enlist the help of these sneaky tricks. There are plenty of products and natural ingredients that will do the dirty work for you so that all you need to do is apply and wipe away, instead of scrubbing for hours. End the bathroom chore craziness and try one of these tricks today! The information for this article was provided by the Mississauga plumbers at Plumb Perfect Ltd.